Qatar Airways sponsors Qatar Goodwood Festival

Qatar Airways has sponsored the prestigious Qatar Goodwood Festival in partnership with the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) for the fourth time.

The British flat racing season added yet another iconic equine race event to its storied history with the conclusion of the exquisite five day festival; over £5.3 million in prize money was collectively offered to this year’s winners. The highlight of Day 1 featured the Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup, which was led home by Kyprios. The best milers went head-to-head on Day 2 in the Qatar Sussex Stakes, with Baaeed winning the 'Duel on the Downs’ title. Other notable races included the hugely competitive King George Qatar Stakes which was won by Khaadem.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: "We aim to bring the highest levels of service and style to everything we do at Qatar Airways, which makes our sponsorship of the prestigious Qatar Goodwood Festival a natural fit. Our support for this event highlights the affinity for horses we in Qatar share with the UK. It also demonstrates the UK as an essential destination in our worldwide network, which includes London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester and Edinburgh."